Richmond Spiders at Fordham Rams Betting Odds

Jose VasquezArticles, Basketball, College Basketball

A10 foes will battle when the Fordham Rams (5-6, 0-1 A10) challenge the Richmond Spiders (1-8, 1-0 A10) at Rose Hill Gym. The games Over/Under (O/U) has been set at 133 points with Fordham opening as a 1.5-point favorite. Action starts at 7 p.m. ET on Wednesday, January 3, 2018.

Richmond Spiders at Fordham Rams Betting Preview

The Spiders beat the Davidson Wildcats in their last matchup, 69-58. Nick Sherod was Richmond’s high scorer with 22 points on 7-for-10 shooting. Richmond played a nearly perfect game. They had a fantastic free throw rate of 0.447 (above their season average of 0.193) and an effective field goal percentage of 0.511 (above their season average of 0.465). For those same stats, Davidson was 0.182 and 0.436, respectively.

In the Rams last game, they were defeated by the VCU Rams, 76-63. Will Tavares was Fordham’s leading scorer with 20 points on 8-for-18 shooting. VCU had 12 offensive rebounds and 36 total rebounds, while Fordham had six and 25, respectively.

Half-court execution will be critical when two of the nations slowest-paced teams clash. Fordham ranks 264th in possessions per game (67.5) and Richmond is 272nd (69.3) since the 2016-17 season. Additionally, the Spiders rank 53rd in turnover percentage (16.5 percent), while the Rams rank 32nd in opponents turnover percentage (25.4 percent).

Of Richmond’s 11 games, six have finished over the projected point total, while 5 of Fordham’s 9 games have finished under the O/U total. The Rams hold the substantial advantage straight up (SU) (5-6 vs. 1-8), but the Spiders have been superior against the spread (ATS) (4-7 vs. 2-7).

The Spiders won both contests against the Rams last season. In the most recent matchup, Richmond won 70-48. The Spiders played a flawless game. They had an offensive rebounding percentage of 25.0 and a free throw rate of 0.130. The Rams put up marks of 16.1 and 0.087, respectively, for those same stats.

Richmond Spiders at Fordham Rams Odds Prediction

Predictions: SU Winner – Richmond, ATS Winner – Richmond, O/U – Under

Betting Notes (2016-Present):

  • The Rams are 41st in the nation with 19.1 three pointers allowed per game while the Spiders are 47th with 20.3 three pointers allowed per game.
  • Fordham ranks fourth in steals per game (10.1) while Richmond ranks 92nd (6.6).
  • The Rams rank 116th in assists per game (13.6) while the Spiders rank 192nd in assists allowed per game (13.8).
  • Richmond ranks 151st in rebounds allowed per game (36.4) while Fordham ranks 226th (36.6).